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Grateful Dead Live at Sports Palace on 1981-10-19




Set 1

Jack Straw ->
Franklin's Tower
Mama Tried ->
Mexicali Blues
Loser ->
C C Rider
Tennessee Jed
Passenger
Althea ->
Let It Grow

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain ->
Lost Sailor ->
Saint Of Circumstance ->
Space ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Stella Blue ->
Sugar Magnolia

Encore
Don't Ease Me In


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Sports Palace
Location Barcelona, Spain

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Cassette -> Dat -> CD -> EAC ->SHN
Lineage SHN -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 ->FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller

Notes

Notes:
-- Set 2 disc change is seamless
-- This is a clean up of shnid=7914
-- The mix is a mess not much I could about that
-- Phil is not in mix for first few songs
-- Tape flip between Space and Drums cleaned up with crossfade
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: gordon hensley - - April 17, 2014
Subject: very strong second set
excellent 1st set let it grow, as mentioned...

but the second set is a scorcher and the showcase: creative and has the appropriate 'spanish' elements worked into the tableau... entire second set deserves a listen straight through.

also as mentioned, 'mix is a mess' (jackstraw practically just keys, drums, vocals) but its indeed cleaned up as well as possible.
Reviewer: chris phillips - - April 3, 2014
Subject: spacecowboy knows
1981 far surpasses subsequent years and easily compares to 78-80.
2/27 (S>F), 3/9+10, 5/1, 5/16, 7/10, 8/12, 8/14, 9/11-9/13, 12/5, 12/26 and 12/31 represent good times.
Reviewer: kochman - - February 1, 2014
Subject: Great Night in Barce
Wow, Garcia... channeling his heritage?
This show is on fire, I consider the Let It Grow to be the best ever.
Unfortunate that Weir is often low in the mix...
Reviewer: yerbouti - - April 28, 2013
Subject: My only show
This is the only time I´ve seen The Dead play live. I would have prefered SF in the 60s, but there I was, enjoying the show in a wet night in pre-olympic Barcelona in early 80s.
Reviewer: Winsome_Holstein_Nebula - - April 29, 2012
Subject: In The Strangest Of Places
Kids - this is bound to get the commerical notice so grab it while you can. There is so much that's delightful about this show - in particular, the Scarlet > Fire here gets a bit of a Nawlins groove from Phile and Brent really shines on the B3. T'Choice gentle mons!

Again - all kudos to Mr. Miller. We are all blessed for your service.
Reviewer: billydlions - - October 2, 2011
Subject: Best Europe '81 Show
This is my favorite show from the 1981 fall Europe tour. Garcia is in fine form, both creative and aggressive in his playing. The set list is great with standout performances in both sets. Listen to how Jerry crafts his solos in Loser, Jed, Althea, Fire, etc. Even the post space is high energy with Other One and Sugar Mags. 5 stars for this one.
Reviewer: spacecowboy - - June 6, 2010
Subject: Barcelona "Loser" is one for the ages
I have loved this show for 20+ years now. The Scarlet>Fire gets the most attention with Phil's clear as a bell Fire intro being one of the best from the early 80's. The warp speed Sugar Mags is not too shabby either. But, it is the Loser that gives me mucho chills up and down my back. It possesses that lonesome, desperate yet powerful quality that only Garcia could evoke. I hope that one day shows like this one from 1981 will be widely listened to and appreciated like shows from better known periods. Two European tours, a few acoustic shows and great small to mid sized venues throughout the US makes 1981 a special year in the history of the Dead...listen in.
Reviewer: utopian - - March 31, 2010
Subject: There is some interesting Europe material
One of the ones

lots of energy, end of European tour
big ssdd
Reviewer: rick e. - - December 13, 2009
Subject: 10-19-81
I had this tape for years and it was probably one of my favorite '81 shows. Great set list and performance.Sound is good enough for me.Thanks for uploading this...my tape wore out long ago...
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